Kaz was sad to see Phil leave Sony

For some reason we are talking a lot about Phil at the moment. Maybe we miss seeing our reflection on his head when he spent his time at Sony. However, it seems it’s not only us that was sad to see him leave Sony, as Kaz Hirai has commented he was both sad and surprised to see him go as well.

At the time, I didn’t know he was going to Atari,” Hirai remarked ThreeSpeech. “It was obviously a surprise when he told me he was going to move on.

But, you know, it’s a small industry and he’s obviously remained in it and from his perspective, it was a great thing to move on to a new challenge. On his last day, I was in Tokyo and I called him, and said I was sad to see him go but, at the same time, I was very happy for him to take on some new challenges.